July 28, 2014
Golden Gate honors Saddleback's Glen Kreun
Jeff Jones
Posted on Jun 19, 2006

Email this Story

My Name*:
My Email*:
  Enter list of email recipients, one address per box
Recipient 1*
Recipient 2
Recipient 3
Recipient 4
Recipient 5
To fight spam-bots, we need to verify you're a real human user.
Please enter your answer below:
What is the last month of the year?
  * = Required Fields Close
GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP)--Glen Kreun, executive pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., received June 14 Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary’s 2006 Distinguished Alumni Award during the Seminary’s Alumni and Friends Luncheon, held in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting.

Kreun graduated from Golden Gate Seminary in 1981 with a master's degree in religious education. In less than two years, he was asked to become the young church’s second staff member as its minister of education and administration. For the past 23 years, Kreun has been involved in developing the structure, organization, staff and programs of the church.

Currently, Saddleback Church has more than 200 ministries serving the church and community and more than 20,000 in attendance on Sunday. One in nine people in the area consider Saddleback their church home.

“This award celebrates the seminary’s heroes, and Glen Kreun’s life and ministry is an amazing example of the best of our graduates,” Golden Gate Seminary President Jeff Iorg told the 110 alumni, students and friends in attendance. “We are proud to call you a Golden Gate alumni and to celebrate your ministry through this award.”

Kreun was instrumental in establishing Golden Gate Seminary’s campus at Saddleback Church. Founded in 1999, the campus has enrolled 125 students and graduated 30 students

The seminary grants the Distinguished Alumni Award to those who have demonstrated the ideals of effectiveness in ministry as expressed in the seminary mission statement.

Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary is a Cooperative Program ministry of the Southern Baptist Convention and operates five campuses -- in Northern California, Southern California, the Pacific Northwest, Arizona and Colorado.
Latest Stories
  • Discovering Southern Baptists through an array of resources
  • FIRST PERSON: What the SBC taught me
  • Countries 'crushed' by Syrian, Iraqi refugees
  • Wildfire relief imparts hope in Wash. state
  • Marco Rubio: Economic & moral well-being, when intertwined, could cut poverty by 70%
  • FIRST-PERSON: A call for reasoned debate
  • CALL TO PRAYER: Stale faith & what to do about it
  • 2nd VIEW: Seminary finalizes campus sale; ready to secure new Calif. site; increases endowment by $50M
  • Reflexiones en nuestro aniversario
  • Add Baptist Press to
    your news reader


     © Copyright 2014 Baptist Press. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use.

    Southern Baptist Convention